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Gut Feelings Are Results Of ‘Wi-Fi’ That Connects Human Brains, Scientist Claims

A professor finally answers where our gut feelings and intuitions came from.

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Gut feelings allow people to know certain things, even if they can’t explain where this idea comes from. As a result, some individuals avoid a certain person, event or place, just because they think something bad will happen.

This intuition, however, has no scientific explanation, not until now. Professor Digby Tantam, a professor of psychotherapy at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom, says that he might have uncovered the answer to the cause of gut feelings, as written in his new book titled, Interbrain.

The brains are wired or interconnected.

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He thinks that human brains are wired through a type of “wi-fi” connection, which allows people to pick up more information about others than they are aware of. This means that language only plays a part in human communication. There is more to how humans communicate than just talking or listening. He believes that the brains of humans are interconnected and can communicate with each other, non-verbally.

This happens with the help of micro-signals that may unveil what another person is thinking.

Prof. Tantam said:

“We can know directly about other people’s emotions and what they are paying attention to.”

“It is based on the direct connection between our brains and other people’s and between their brain and ours. I call this the interbrain.”

It’s the reason why people gather together.

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He further explained the interbrain people have is the main reason why individuals from various walks of life are drawn to gatherings or feel the need to come in huge crowds in concerts or sports events. Also, it might be the same reason why people on public transport like the train find it hard to maintain eye contact while commuting.

Moreover, this may also explain why laughter is infectious.

Professor Tantam also says that a lot of the micro-signals may be linked to the sense of smell. When there are small changes in a person’s chemistry, it could emit particles showing some of their emotions, like lust, fear, and others.

He also warns that the use of electronic forms of communication like video calls or phone calls can interrupt the interbrain process and may become harmful. The internet connection may be blamed for why people have become more introverted and complicated.

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Rare Genetic Mutation Causes Entire Family To Feel No Pain

Members of this Italian family can suffer burns and broken bones without noticing.

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An Italian family is gaining attention worldwide, thanks to a very rare and unique syndrome. Basically, six of the members of the Marsili family feel almost no pain. They are namely, Maria Domenico (the 78-year-old head of the family), her two daughters, Maria and Letizia, and their children Bernardo, Ludovico, and Virginia.

Letizia claims to have noticed the extremely low pain threshold during her childhood. Hence she was called “superwoman” by her colleagues back then. Some of the members, particularly Maria, of the Marsili family also experienced breaking a bone or two without even realizing it.

The Marsili family has a very rare genetic mutation, enabling them to feel almost no pain.

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Scientists Find Large Ice Cliffs on Mars, Possible Source of Water for Future Missions

The discovery is greatly beneficial for future missions to the Red Planet.

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A group of scientists recently announced their discovery of huge deposits of water ice near the surface of Mars. This discovery could forever change all future explorations of the Red Planet.

The findings were published in the journal Science. The research was led by Colin Dundas from the US Geological Survey in Arizona.

The discovery was made using the HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) instrument on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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The World’s Largest Retirement Community is Perfect for Testing Self-Driving Taxis

An American startup company has chosen the area to pilot its services.

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Autonomous vehicle technology has yet to be perfected, but one company is looking to take one step ahead of the others as it tests its services in the ideal area: The Villages retirement community in Florida. The sprawling community stretches out to 40 square miles and features 750 miles of road, three separate downtowns, plus a population of 125,000 senior citizens.

The American car startup Voyage chose The Villages to test its door-to-door self-driving taxi service. With this, the residents can call for cars using an app. The cars will then operate at Level 4 autonomy (meaning full autonomy for all safety-critical driving functions) but still include a safety driver. The company has also partnered with CARMERA, a street-level intelligence provider for autonomous vehicles. CARMERA will map out The Villages’ roadways and feed the cars real-time mapping updates.

The Villages was picked because of its large dynamic space.

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